Posted by: shoji | September 24, 2007

UK: bluetongue disease

I blogged about blue tongue earlier, but that was related to childhood ice pops. This one is much more serious.

blue tongue

BBC NEWS | UK | New foot-and-mouth case suspected
Government vets are trying to determine if the UK’s first case of bluetongue disease, found in a cow in Suffolk, has passed to other animals on the farm.

Farmers have called for aid packages for those worst affected by the crisis.

The insect-borne bluetongue virus was found in a Highland cow at the Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, near Ipswich.

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